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Title:

MacBook Pro 13: SSD not working even after cable replacement!

Text:

I have a really twisted and weird problem here!

I replaced my HD with an SSD (Crucial MX300), and the laptop was running fine with this upgrade. At some point, the OS was having weird behaviors, eventually freezing without having the possibility to work. The last step of this regression has been the fleshing question mark when starting up the machine.

I saw on different blogs the problem is related to the sata cable. Thus I ordered one compatible with my macbook pro (with brackets):

https://eustore.ifixit.com/en/Parts/MacBook-Parts/Macbook-Pro/13/Unibody/Early-2011/Hard-Drive-Cable.html

After few weeks of having a perfectly working machine, the same problems appeared, leading to the same flashing question mark when starting the laptop.....

Please, help!

=== Update (03/14/2017) ===

Hi guys,

thanks for your answers.

@gigabit87898 to be more precise, below (*) are the hardware specs of my laptop: so it has a 6Gb/s interface. I also bought a compatible SSD from Crucial website: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/macbook-pro-%2813-inch%2C-early-2011%29/CT8437871

@sherlock_holmes I have already tried a Samsung 850 EVO, unfortunately with the same outcome.

@thethirdtwin I am using the SSD connected externally through USB to boot the machine, and it works just fine.

I was thinking at some deeper problem, related to the interface itself or something related?

(*) Hardware Overview:

Model Name:    MacBook Pro

Model Identifier:    MacBookPro8,1

Processor Name:    Intel Core i5

Processor Speed:    2,3 GHz

Number of Processors:    1

Total Number of Cores:    2

L2 Cache (per Core):    256 KB

L3 Cache:    3 MB

Memory:    4 GB

Boot ROM Version:    MBP81.0047.B2C

SMC Version (system):    1.68f99

Serial Number (system):    C02FD3R7DH2L

Hardware UUID:    00954623-0239-5912-BFA7-C8A82231FDCA

Intel 6 Series Chipset:

Vendor:    Intel

Product:    6 Series Chipset

Link Speed:    6 Gigabit

Description:    AHCI Version 1.30 Supported

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

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Edit by: T0bra ,

Title:

MacBook Pro 13: SSD not working even after cable replacement!

Text:

I have a really twisted and weird problem here!

I replaced my HD with an SSD (Crucial MX300), and the laptop was running fine with this upgrade. At some point, the OS was having weird behaviors, eventually freezing without having the possibility to work. The last step of this regression has been the fleshing question mark when starting up the machine.

I saw on different blogs the problem is related to the sata cable. Thus I ordered one compatible with my macbook pro (with brackets):

https://eustore.ifixit.com/en/Parts/MacBook-Parts/Macbook-Pro/13/Unibody/Early-2011/Hard-Drive-Cable.html

After few weeks of having a perfectly working machine, the same problems appeared, leading to the same flashing question mark when starting the laptop.....

Please, help!

=== Update (03/14/2017) ===

Hi guys,

thanks for your answers.

@gigabit87898 to be more precise, below (*) are the hardware specs of my laptop: so it has a 6Gb/s interface. I also bought a compatible SSD from Crucial website: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/macbook-pro-%2813-inch%2C-early-2011%29/CT8437871

@sherlock_holmes I have already tried a Samsung 850 EVO, unfortunately with the same outcome.

@thethirdtwin I am using the SSD connected externally through USB to boot the machine, and it works just fine.

I was thinking at some deeper problem, related to the interface itself or something related?

(*) Hardware Overview:

Model Name:    MacBook Pro

Model Identifier:    MacBookPro8,1

Processor Name:    Intel Core i5

Processor Speed:    2,3 GHz

Number of Processors:    1

Total Number of Cores:    2

L2 Cache (per Core):    256 KB

L3 Cache:    3 MB

Memory:    4 GB

Boot ROM Version:    MBP81.0047.B2C

SMC Version (system):    1.68f99

Serial Number (system):    C02FD3R7DH2L

Hardware UUID:    00954623-0239-5912-BFA7-C8A82231FDCA

Intel 6 Series Chipset:

Vendor:    Intel

Product:    6 Series Chipset

Link Speed:    6 Gigabit

Description:    AHCI Version 1.30 Supported

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011

Status:

open

Edit by: T0bra ,

Title:

MacBook Pro 13: SSD not working even after cable replacement!

Text:

I have a really twisted and weird problem here!
 
I replaced my HD with an SSD (Crucial MX300), and the laptop was running fine with this upgrade. At some point, the OS was having weird behaviors, eventually freezing without having the possibility to work. The last step of this regression has been the fleshing question mark when starting up the machine.
 
I saw on different blogs the problem is related to the sata cable. Thus I ordered one compatible with my macbook pro (with brackets):
 
https://eustore.ifixit.com/en/Parts/MacBook-Parts/Macbook-Pro/13/Unibody/Early-2011/Hard-Drive-Cable.html
 
After few weeks of having a perfectly working machine, the same problems appeared, leading to the same flashing question mark when starting the laptop.....
 
Please, help!
 
=== Update (03/14/2017) ===
 
Hi guys,
 
thanks for your answers.
 
@gigabit87898 to be more precise, below (*) are the hardware specs of my laptop: so it has a 6Gb/s interface. I also bought a compatible SSD from Crucial website: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/macbook-pro-%2813-inch%2C-early-2011%29/CT8437871
 
@sherlock_holmes I have already tried a Samsung 850 EVO, unfortunately with the same outcome.
 
@thethirdtwin I am using the SSD connected externally through USB to boot the machine, and it works just fine.
 
I was thinking at some deeper problem, related to the interface itself or something related?
 
(*) Hardware Overview:
 
Model Name: MacBook Pro
 
Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,1
 
Processor Name: Intel Core i5
 
Processor Speed: 2,3 GHz
 
Number of Processors: 1
 
Total Number of Cores: 2
 
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
 
L3 Cache: 3 MB
 
Memory: 4 GB
 
Boot ROM Version: MBP81.0047.B2C
 
SMC Version (system): 1.68f99
 
Serial Number (system): C02FD3R7DH2L
 
Hardware UUID: 00954623-0239-5912-BFA7-C8A82231FDCA
 
Intel 6 Series Chipset:
 
Vendor: Intel
 
Product: 6 Series Chipset
 
Link Speed: 6 Gigabit
 
Description: AHCI Version 1.30 Supported

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011

Status:

open

Original post by: T0bra ,

Title:

MacBook Pro 13: SSD not working even after cable replacement!

Text:

I have a really twisted and weird problem here!

I replaced my HD with an SSD (Crucial MX300), and the laptop was running fine with this upgrade. At some point, the OS was having weird behaviors, eventually freezing without having the possibility to work. The last step of this regression has been the fleshing question mark when starting up the machine.

I saw on different blogs the problem is related to the sata cable. Thus I ordered one compatible with my macbook pro (with brackets):

https://eustore.ifixit.com/en/Parts/MacBook-Parts/Macbook-Pro/13/Unibody/Early-2011/Hard-Drive-Cable.html

After few weeks of having a perfectly working machine, the same problems appeared, leading to the same flashing question mark when starting the laptop.....

Please, help!

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011

Status:

open